Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some Mail Goodies!

I managed to find some time yesterday to go by the post office, and some goodies have arrived for me!


This is a pile of linens I bought at a really good price on eBay. I love surfing eBay looking for craft supplies, so I was thrilled when I found these! They are 28-count cream,  28-count dark blue, and 32-count pale blue/grey.


And this little pile of floss is NPI silks for a couple of La D Da charts I've had in my stash for months and have finally decided to start. I've never worked with NPI silks before, so I'm really looking forward to this! Although I think they're going to stay stashed for a little while longer, because the last package I received was...


The Traveling Pattern from Kaye! This is Summer Garden by Little House Needleworks. I won it from her before I left to Yemen. She also sent me a sweet little bundle of goodies:


Two Threadworx threads, Mary Arden of England tapestry needles, and a beautiful card! It was so lovely to open up the package and see all of these beautiful things. Thanks, Kaye!

Now, the point of this Traveling Pattern is to pick out the backing fabric first, and then decide on the floss colors. I fully intended to choose a floral fabric, but then I saw this beauty and changed my mind:


Isn't it cute?! It's a dark purple, and has little white stars on it. I looked through my stash and realized that I had a Chameleon overdyed floss called "Hydrangea" and a faded green ribbon that would go perfectly with it. I have a rough idea of how I want to finish this off, but that will have to wait until a lot later. The rest of the floss is DMC.

I can't wait to start Summer Garden, but I'm itching to pick up the American Flag Quilt again, so I may have to spend a little time with that first. Once I do finish Summer Garden, I'll have a draw to decide who it goes to next.

Lots of love,

10 comments:

Lija Broka said...

That are some beautiful eBay purchases. Very excited to see the Summer Garden. And your progress on the flags. They were coming along very nicely from what I can see from previous posts.

Mii Stitch said...

Great new stash! I've also got some bargain from ebay... waiting for them to be delivered :) Lovely pattern, have fun stitching it. Looking forward to your next update.

meggie said...

Hello Sarah

beautiful stash, enjoy (:

cucki said...

Super sweet stash..
Hugs x

Shirlee said...

Great stash goodies! You will be keeping busy for a while : )

Melissa said...

Ebay... so tempting lol

Lovely goodies! Enjoy!

Linda said...

Great ebay purchase. Lovely gifts from Kaye.

Linda

Mouse said...

nice stash haul :) and ooooo like your combination for the TP :) can't wait to see it done ... glad you popped in to say hello too as now I have found you ..lol love mouse xxxxxx

Isabella Morais said...

Aw, I'm in love with this summer garden pattern, were can I find this?

Awesome goodies!

thegreytail said...

lovely lovely lovely!
can't wait to see your take on the Summer Garden :)
hugs and happy xxx,
chiara